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University Project

Lead: Louis Suárez-Potts

$Date: 2006/04/18 02:32:24 $


News

Last summer, Google sponsored a Summer of Code, program "designed to introduce students to the world of open-source software development." OpenOffice.org is one of the participants. Several students worked on OpenOffice.org during their summer and their reactions and insights can be read in a series of interviews.


Mission of the University Project

To encourage the use of OpenOffice.org by post-secondary school staff, faculty, and students, and to provide a central node for the development of OpenOffice.org by students, either working alone or in a class.

Background

Increasingly, faculty and staff at post-secondary institutions, both public and private, are using OpenOffice.org. Equally, more and more professors and students are considering OpenOffice.org as reasonable for learning programming and development.  This project therefore has two main aims:

In the first category, we work with the larger Marketing Project; in the second, with other extant development projects.  However, there are unique elements characterizing student work on OpenOffice.org. Students may work independently; or they may work jointly, as a team; or they may be working to satisfy course requirements.

Mail List

We use for discussions on growing the use of OpenOffice.org in post-secondary institutions the educ@marketing.openoffice.org list.

Contributing

There are several ways one can contribute to this subproject.  If you know of a post-secondary institution using (or planning on using) OpenOffice.org, let us know by sending a note to educ@marketing.openoffice.org, the list for this project.  We would like to add to the list below.  We can further help by:

Second, if you are interested in developing OpenOffice.org, either individually or as part of coursework, there are several ways this project can help:


Post-Secondary Institutions Using, Developing, or Migrating to OpenOffice.org.

The list below is quite incomplete. If you know of any university or college making the switch, send a note to the educ@marketing.openoffice.org.

College Location
Bacone College USA
Cortland University USA
University of Southern Mississippi USA
Open Source Development and Documentation Project USA
Foothill College USA
City University London United Kingdom
Southampton Solent University United Kingdom
Universidad de Murcia España
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Colombia
Melbourne University Australia

 

 

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